Welcome to Crafty Kitsurou!

On this site you will find various crafts and craft patterns for sale, as well as free tutorials, free recipes, and my blog. My blog will contain topics related to creativity, such as crafts, art, recipes, DIY projects, and even some home improvement projects.

Who am I?

My name is Katrina and I reside in Bethlehem, PA. I graduated from Moravian College with a BA in Art and Psychology. My studies in art focused on drawing, painting, and photography.

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I enjoy a wide variety of crafts, and am always looking for new things to try. Some of my favorite crafts include amigurumi, crocheting, knitting, counted cross stitch, and needle felting. I love to design and make my own patterns. All Crafty Kitsurou patterns are original designs by me.

I also enjoy cooking and baking, and am frequently creating new recipes. The majority of my cooking is vegetarian, and I strive to use fresh produce, natural ingredients, and minimally processed foods.

My house was built in 1880 and therefore presents some…challenges, yes, let’s go with that, to home improvement and decorating. Many standard fixes do not work which means there are many opportunities for creativity. Also, it has many antique features which can be restored, rather than replaced with modern items.

I am interested in art history, photography, fantasy, science fiction, anime, manga, and kawaii. These interests influence my work and designs.

My Crafting Philosophy

Try new things, don't waste, and have fun!

Try new things doesn’t just mean a new craft, but trying new techniques and new ways to accomplish a task. Don’t be afraid of taking a chance. If it doesn’t work, then you’ve still learned something new.

I like to reuse, restore, refinish, and upcycle whenever possible. There are many times when you can use what you have on hand instead of going out and buying something new.

What is a Kitsurou?

A kitsurou is a magical creature that is part fox and part owl. They enjoy drinking genmaicha, eating ohagi, and creating mischief.